Young, Emma (Learning development tutor),

Contemporary feminism and women's short stories / Emma Young. - UK : Edinburgh University Press Ltd, 2019 - 175 pages ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references(pages 152-172)

Contexts, politics and genre -- Femininity -- Motherhood -- Marriage and domesticity -- Masculinity -- Sexuality -- Introduction: 1 2 3 4 5 Conclusion.

The short story has received renewed attention and notable popular acclaim in the twenty-first century. This book offers a wide-ranging survey of contemporary women's short stories and introduces a new way of theorising feminism in the genre through the concept of 'the moment'. By considering the prominent themes of motherhood, marriage, domesticity, sexuality, masculinity and femininity, this work engages with a spectrum of issues that are central to feminism today and, in the process, offers insightful new readings of the contemporary short story. Readers will find new perspectives on both canonical as well as lesser-discussed contemporary writers, including Kate Atkinson, Nicola Barker, A.S. Byatt, Aminatta Forna, Victoria Hislop, Jackie Kay, Andrea Levy, Hilary Mantel, Kate Mosse, Michèle Roberts, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith and Rose Tremain. While serving as a comprehensive introduction to the central themes of feminist politics, the study shows what makes the short story a desirable literary vehicle for creatively and critically contributing to feminist debates -- Provided by the publisher.


Short stories, English--Women authors--History and criticism.
English fiction--Women authors--History and criticism.
Feminism in literature.
English fiction--Women authors.
Feminism in literature.
Short stories, English--Women authors.

Criticism, interpretation, etc.

823.01099287 / Y681c


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